Making Star Wars: A New Hope revisited
Fans of the Star Was franchise have a reason to celebrate today. 40 years since the release of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The first of what will become one of the greatest epic opera films in this franchise.
Written and directed by then young and talented George Lucas, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope not just set the bar high for every SF filmmaker since, but also catapulted the 3 leading actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford into stardom.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope since the premiere on 25-th of May 1977, earned over 700 million dollars on the box office, won 6 Academy Awards and gained millions of devoted fans all over the world (myself included).
Even if you haven’t seen any of the films in the original trilogy, you have at least seen the characters, you’ve heard some of the most iconic lines (May the Force be with you rings a bell right away). Not to mention you’ve heard the magical score composed by maestro John Williams.
May 25-th is an inevitable day for every Star Wars fan, so in honoring the 40 years since the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, let’s spend 50 minutes of our precious time and watch this TV special about the making of A New Hope.
The Making of Star Wars …as told by C-3PO and R2-D2 is the full title of the special and it originally aired September 16, 1977 on ABC. Hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2 and narrated by William Conrad, it’s a treat for every true Star Wars fan.